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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Exercising is necessary for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with plenty of different methods, how do you choose a good exercise routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

We model our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is recognized as the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It includes all-out effort for a short burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

The harder you push during intervals, the more productive your body becomes at burning calories—both during and after your workout.

Want to try a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s Minneapolis.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT workouts are quick and are convenient for your life. Even better is how your body responds after the workout.

These exercises lead to afterburn by increasing your metabolic rate. Simply put, you torch calories after ending your workout—even while relaxing on the couch!

HIIT routines build muscle and boost your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for extended periods of time.

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories more quickly
  2. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular functions
  4. Improves blood vessel capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Triggers human growth hormone creation
  10. Builds fast-twitch muscles
  11. Promotes brain function
  12. Fights anxiety and depression

Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important?

12-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do at Home

Not near a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do at home. No equipment required!

Complete each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each move. Repeat this circuit twice.

  1. Jump Squats
  2. Push-ups
  3. Burpees
  4. Alternating Side Lunges
  5. Mountain Climbers
  6. Plank

Related: 6 Reasons Why Farrell’s Nutrition Works!

Lose Weight and Burn Fat with FXB

If you’re looking to burn body fat, add muscle and improve your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into fast, convenient workouts.

Looking to get started with a fun and effective workout? Look at group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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